The Electromagnetic Fountain

Real Nature is not green

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While working on how to proceed with the Screaming Fountain, and on the nature/nurture theme, I stumbled across this text written by Koert van Mensvoort, (published in Vermeulen, Alex (editor) (2006). Sun enlightment, States of Nature. Syndicaat, ISBN: 87-1762457-900-4)

[ ….. At the edge of the woods along the motorway near the Dutch town of Bloemendaal, there stands a mobile telephone mast disguised as a pine tree. This mast is not nature: at best, it is a picture of nature. It is an illustration, like a landscape painting hanging over the sofa. Do we have genuine experiences of nature any more? Or are we living in a picture of it? …..]

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Written by ajsteggell

July 15, 2007 at 2:22 pm

Posted in 03 Texts

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